Yesterday I spotted small cat/dog bowls in a nearby shop..
With a head full of 'resonators!' I grabbed one and flicked the bottom to hear the 'boing' .. What was I doing? I know nothing about them.. So I grabbed out my mobile phone, turned on my guitar tuner app and took a reading.. It took about 6 bowls until I got one that seemed to be a D..
I thought I might share this with you guys.. And then had another thought.. Post build.. Couldn't they be 'tuned' much like steel drums…Continue
Only being a new member from Australia. I had a look in members area to see how many other Western Australians had a similar habit.
After look at many profiles I came across one. Mick Crickey Hardy.
He built a BNC neck copy machine about 6 years ago and posted on here.
His surname looked right but his first name was close to a cousin I have not seen in years. After watching the video it was indeed my cousin Mike.
So lost contact was restored and he had this…Continue
Goldfinch, Smokestack Lightnin.
It took me many hours but it was all worth it.
I based the artwork, top and sides, on the blues classic "Smokestack Lightnin". The design is lasered into the wood.
Please, let me know what you think of this new model.Continue
Is this right? I can wire up two pups x two vol x 2 tone but this is confusing the crap outta me.
A Little Help for The Aspiring Cigar Box Guitar Composer
My interest in cigar box guitars sure has taken some interesting twists and turns. Up to this point, I've focused mostly on building them, not so much on playing them.
I've dabbled with music composition in the past. I have always owned a guitar, and I think anyone with a passion for music…Continue
Guess this is the best place to start a progress thread so here we go.
I've been wanting to build a CBG for quite awhile now, past attempts to find boxes were futile but I now have found a box supplier near me :D
I found this selection of boxes, found this site of course and started watching tutorials on You Tube.
(I was hoping to find one cool box and walked out with 7, yikes!)…Continue
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M is I don, t play. Or type well either.
Need web wite for free lesson thanks tommy
I'm sure everyone can remember where their first expos-er to Music and Building things began
For Me It was with My Grandpa ,Guess I was around 5 years old or so, long time ago I'm now 64
and still Love to play Music and build things. Not just Guitars ,Chairs, Swings, Tables. Toys, Built most of My Own, Poor Boy Toys you might say. I…
This guitar is made from recycled and left over materials from my home renovation and from parts filched from unwanted or unplayable guitars. The top and back are red cedar roof shingles, the neck is made from a left over 2x4 from a garden gate…Continue
I cruise through CBN and see a lot of really cool, well built , well designed CBGs.
I look in my "shop" and see an old beater. This guitar is my experiment guitar. Before I try anything on a "good" git, I will try it here.
A friend donated a Chinese classical guitar to me so I stripped the frets and they found their way to the Beater. The cigar box is a Chillin' Moose so it looks cool but I can't get any sound out of the thing. It's got tape where the box kind of fell…
After a recent fall and injury I was unable to get into the shop and build for almost 2 years. I really was not in that bad a shape, could've been a lot worse. But I was not comfortable enough on my feet to walk around a shop safely, so I chose to stay out of the shop. As you can well imagine my head is spinning with projects I am dying to get started on. I am equally as excited about the three or four projects that I had underway at the time of my fall. I would like to thank the good people…Continue
About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:
I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.
Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)